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7 Quick Takes Friday


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7 Quick Takes Friday

Trying out this 7 Quick Takes Friday thing that I have seen around on a few blogs recently. Enjoy!

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I just found out my nephew is coming to my place for the weekend. *Someone* knew about this a week ago and forgot to tell me. So now I will have to slack a bit on working from home to do extra clean up around here. It’s a mess after bringing all the X-mas decorations upstairs from the storage room.

2.

My other half got brand new tail lights for our truck and he was very pleased. So was I, until he opened the box they were delivered in and styrofoam went flying all over the living room. Apparently the Customs team at the border had decided it was a suspicious looking package and opened it up, breaking up the pieces of styrofoam it was packed in and causing some styrofoam to actually somehow get inside of the lights. We had to stick the vacuum hose inside a hole on the tail lights to suck out the styrofoam and I had to vacuum over and over until it was all gone. Ugh.

3.

One of my pet rats, Willow, has a neurological disorder and I am thinking we don’t have much time left with her. I can’t dwell on it too much or I get really upset and just cry about it. I love her so much and hate to see her struggle…

4.

I am hoping for some snow soon. I think it will help me to appreciate my job at home more, as I won’t have to be dealing with public transit during crappy weather, which I have done for most of the last 6 or 7 years.

5.

On Saturday I am helping my sister in law move. Usually I would not look forward to something like this, but she is awesome, and the fact that I get to take the day off work to do so is just grand.

6.

I got one Xmas gift prepared for my other half, which is nice. Now I have to wait until next week to order his 2nd gift, which I’m pretty sure he already knows will be the head lights to match his new tail lights.

7.

Last night I watched the Lady Gaga Holiday Spectacular and loved it. My favorite new song of her’s right now is “Gypsy”. I highly recommend that you download it and listen to it over and over again. Have a great weekend!

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Dedicated to Sandy Hook Elementary Victims


Last night my boyfriend and I were decorating a little gingerbread house village. While we were doing it I was silently thinking about the little one’s who were sadly taken away from the world last Friday. Did they get to make a gingerbread house this year before Friday happened? I’m sure the teacher’s who were killed enjoyed doing fun Christmas activities like this¬†with the kids at school, too. I know as a preschool teacher, Christmas was one of the times I had the most fun at work with the kids. When Sandy Hook happened, I thought of my old preschool students and imagined them in that situation. Horrible.

Gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses

I’ve decided my Gingerbread town will be dedicated in memory of all the Sandy Hook victims, students and teachers alike. Your lives have meaning, and your memory will live forever in so many hearts and minds around the world.

Decorating gingerbread town

 

 

Whenever I eat a piece of this Gingerbread I will think about you, and hope that you are at peace wherever you are now.

Gingerbread for Newtown

Gingerbread for Newtown

 

 

View from the top

View from the top

Gingerbread by Nikki

Gingerbread by Nikki

Gingerbread by Nikki

Gingerbread by Nikki

 

 

 

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